Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at ki.se/meb

Research Group

The research group of Cancer Genomics at MEB is headed by professor Henrik Grönberg and has a translational focus, with the goal to pursue clinically relevant research questions. The division is currently conducting large studies in prostate cancer where genomic profiling is used to address tumor grading, prognostication at diagnosis and optimizing treatment in the metastatic setting. The research group is currently responsible for targeted sequencing in a clinical trial, where the tumor profile is used for randomization of colorectal cancer patients. During 2017, the division will also enable live profiling of circulating tumor DNA in metastatic prostate cancer in a clinical trial setting.

The Cancer Genomics group is part of a larger research environment with 20-25 persons focused on different aspects of prostate cancer.


The candidate bioinformatician will work within a core team consisting of four lab engineers, two currently employed bioinformaticians and one cancer researcher with a supervisory role. The currently employed bioinformaticians consists of one MSc performing routine analysis and one experienced PhD working with pipeline development in a cluster environment. The candidate will complement the current informatics staff by heading the algorithmic development to enable robust identification of e.g. copy-number alterations or small somatic point mutations. The bioinformatician is expected to continuously read and discuss scientific publications to ensure the high quality of the analysis pipeline.

Entry requirements

A person is eligible if he or she has a PhD and has performed a Postdoc. The PhD and the Postdoc must have been performed in a relevant subject area such as cancer genomics.

Bases of assessment

We stress experience of algorithmic development when assessing applicants. Cancer genomics publications as first or last author is qualifying. Experience of analysis of processed sequencing data to identify e.g. ploidy or copy-number alterations, is also advantageous. Programming is conducted in BASH, R, Python, Perl and Java. Experience from working in a Unix/Linux cluster environment is required.

Application process
The application is to be submitted on the MyNetwork recruitment system.

At Karolinska Institutet a 6-month trial period is required for all permanent appointments.

Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2514/2017
  • Åsa Agréus, HR-handläggare, asa.agreus@ki.se
  • Johan Lindberg, Forskarassistent, johan.lindberg@ki.se
Union representative
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR, 08-524 861 99
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, 08--524 871 84, ulrika.zagai@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 19.May.2017
Last application date 09.Jun.2017 11:59 PM CET

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